Lisbon Hen Do Ideas
Lisbon is the party capital of Portugal and provides all visitors with an all access pass to some of the most stunning sandy beaches in the country.
With amazing transport throughout the cities thanks to the trams which are said to be the most comfortable and efficient way to travel around Lisbon, you’ll have no excuse to explore this city of culture and heritage. This Portuguese city lies on the River Tagus providing an array of attractive sites with a modern and loud nightlife. The city is full of some amazing sites such as the Belem Tower, this medieval landmark acted as a defence tower but was originally built as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour. Or try Castelo S.Jorge, this attraction is open 7 days a week and gives guests a chance to learn about Lisbon’s heritage.
Lisbon is truly amazing for shopping with something for everyone from top international designers to independent vintage shops you’re bound to fall in love with the gems you find in these incredible shopping streets during your hen party in Lisbon. No matter where your hen weekend takes you you’re bound to have a truly memorable trip.
- Country: Portugal
- Language: Portuguese
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of vodka & mixer: €8
- Airport: Tires Airport
- Flight duration: 2 hrs 45mins
Bites & Bevs
This city is not just custard tarts and sardines (although we do recommend the custard tarts as the perfect desert). Lisbon is far more than what meets the eye with streets and streets full of Portuguese cuisine and food markets. Sardines are popular all around Portugal but mainly in Lisbon due to the fact most fish are caught in the harbour nearby. One to try is Caldeirada, this dish is basically a stew that includes different varieties of fish, seafood and vegetables, white wine and olive oil along with a mixture of spices.
Surprising to most snails are a very popular snack, especially during summer and washed down with a chilled beer of course. You’re bound to fall in love with the food this city has to offer and even when you’re not eating, guaranteed you’ll either be talking about it or where you’ll be eating next. The Portuguese food is one which you’ll remember for a while and will lure you back in to this beautiful city.
Best Bars in Lisbon
After all of your Lisbon hen activities we are sure you will be wondering what's next? A sunset in Lisbon doesn’t mean it’s the end of the day. This is when the city comes alive and it knows how to throw a party! With some of the best bars and clubs open till early hours you’ll be partying till the sun rises. Lisbon’s nightlife is truly jaw dropping with an array of outdoor spots, quirky bars and huge clubs. One bar not to miss is Majong, this bar is located in the Bairoo Alto Neighbourhood and is known for being a quirky venue. If you’re wanting more of a bigger venue to go hard or go home in, try Lux, this venue is well known as being Lisbon’s super club and have a huge dance floor with over-sized armchairs and sofas.
The most traditional quarters are Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodre, Bairro Alto is perfect for a more relaxed atmosphere and probably the best place to start your night off. Drinking a cocktail by the River Tagus is highly recommended, as is losing yourself on the dance floor at Lux, there are plenty of unforgettable experiences you can have whilst in the Portuguese capital.
Princess's of Portugal!
Alfama is a strong favourite for most visitors and a perfect trip for your hen weekend. As one of the oldest districts of Lisbon, and a gorgeous labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets with gorgeous historic houses which all lead up to the castle. Contained within this pretty district are many charismatic historic buildings such as the Se Cathedral, the Castle, Saint Anthony’s Church and the National Pantheon. Alfama’s maze of streets are best explored by simply just getting lost within. By doing this you’ll be guaranteed to find a new shop or funky café or a gorgeous view.
If you’re a sun baby August and July will suit you to a T. Usually temperatures can hit as high as 28 degrees in this time of year. If you want more of a budget hen do, then try Lisbon in the winter when temperatures are as high as 15 degrees and as low as 9 degrees. Although we must warn some activities may not be suitable in this weather.